Dr. Lionel Gonzalo Garcia
was born in San Diego Texas on August 20, 1935. He was a native of San Diego, Texas and was a resident of Seabrook, Texas. Lionel graduated from San Diego High School . He went on to study at Texas A&M University and graduated with a degree in Biology in 1956. Lionel was a member of the Army and was honorably discharged as a captain. Lionel went on to obtain a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1965. Dr. Garcia was a veterinarian at Clear Lake Forest Animal Clinic for 35 years. Dr. Garcia was a member of several organizations including: Veterinary Association, Space Center Rotary Club where he held the position of President. Lionel is an author of numerous award winning writings which are archived at the Texas A&M Cushing Library. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and always loved a party. Lionel also enjoyed gardening, painting and caring for his migratory birds. Dr. Garcia is preceded in death by his mother Maria Saenz Garcia , his father Gonzalo Garcia and his brother Dr. Richard Garcia. He is survived by his wife Noemi Garcia, His daughter Rose Filteau, his sons Carlos Garcia and Paul Garcia, his sister Sylvia Urich , his brother Orlando Garcia, his grandchildren David Filteau, Jason Garcia, Jaimee Hare, Joey Hare and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made in his honor to the
or to the Texas A&M Cushing Library. There will be a celebration of his life at a date yet to be determined. The family wishes to thank Dr. Buddy Garcia and his family for their help and support during his final hour as well as the Seabrook emergency responders and the caring Emergency Room staff at St. Christus St. John Hospital.
Published in Houston Chronicle on July 11, 2013